How I Reinvented my Travel Business in 2020

How I Reinvented my Travel Business in 2020

Well, what an interesting year it has been! Very tough on the travel industry, which was the first to be hit and will be the very last to recover. In these hard times I’ve had to dig deep and pivot my business, as before COVID-19, 95% of my revenue came from international travel.

The Inspiration

I was introduced to a company called In This Life Wellness Travel and their course for travel agents intrigued me as I’ve always loved wellness. Come on, we all love a good pamper be it a massage, facial, a yoga class or exotic treatment whilst on holidays. I joined up and was part of the inaugural training for travel agents. I loved every minute of the course and I was so inspired by what I had learned that I thought I would organise my first wellness retreat at The Anchorage in Port Stephens, just a 2.5-hour drive North of Sydney.

The Result – Wellness by Tanya

I planned every minute detail as that’s what personal travel managers do and my first Wellness by Tanya Ladies Retreat became a reality on the 5-8th November 2020. I had an amazing group of 10 ladies as I wanted a small group to create a nurturing and caring environment to promote wellness. Some of the activities that were on offer were daily yoga/pilates, daily meditation, 2-hour pampering sessions, one on one Reiki and naturopathy sessions, health talks, resilience workshop, free time to re-charge and lots of healthy gourmet eating. The food at The Anchorage was amazing! My retreat was a total success and even exceeded my expectations and I was thrilled that the ladies got so much out of the retreat and they were eager to start on their wellness journey, as let’s face it, 2020 was a very stressful year for everyone.

Upcoming 2021 Wellness and Corporate Retreats

I am organising another Wellness by Tanya Retreat in March 2021 and also corporate retreats. The corporate retreat will include a lot of my original inclusions as well as team-building workshops and workshops on mindset, wellness/health and resilience, focusing on corporate environments. Each corporate wellness retreat will be personally created for the company’s needs and will be for a maximum of 20 people to ensure its success. If you are interested in organising a corporate retreat for your business, please contact me here.

What my retreat attendees say:

After my retreat in November 2020, I received some wonderful testimonials from my clients. This is what they said:

  • “Tanya’s Wellness retreat was incredible. I’m too blissed out for words.”
  • “Wellness by Tanya Retreat was something that I needed (though I didn’t realise it before I arrived). The retreat was full of wonderful sessions that helped me, and tools and tips for me to take home to transform and become a new me. I highly recommend this retreat.”
  • “Tanya has brought together the very best to bring out my very best. A beautiful week of wellness and well-being.”
  • “After getting over the hurdle of booking the retreat due to my crazy busy life, I have learnt so many strategies and tips to take home and put into daily practice. I am feeling very relaxed, recharged and empowered. Thanks Tanya!”
  • “What a fantastic retreat! Beautiful location with personalised workshops and treatments that allowed me to relax and really connect with myself.”
  • “These few days have been so enjoyable. I have learnt to be still, celebrate me and take more time to be a stronger healthier person. I will take this back to my life and enjoy the magic!”
  • “Fantastic experience, so good for the soul.”

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